June 07...........the one where they discover they have a mind of their own; and aren't afraid to use it

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LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 18:30:10

oops last thread got to big!

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JammyQueenOfTheSewers Wed 17-Sep-08 19:21:48

ok, I have to go and work now but just wanted to put a message here so it's easy to find later. Back in 2 hours!

Ekka Wed 17-Sep-08 19:36:36

Hi all, can I join? (Only 15 months late I know! I just realised that there was such a thing as a Jun 07 post natal thread blush). DD was born 7th June 07 and we're expecting dc2 at the end of Oct, so will have about 17 months between them.

Have to dash and put dd to bed now, but will check in later smile

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 19:52:07

hi Ekka, of course you can, the more people to chat with the merrier smile

I'm in a similar situation to you in that DD was born at the beginning of June and my DS2 is due on 6th November...likewise 17 months. Am scared witless about it, even more so as it gets closer and closer <quakes>

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justbeme Wed 17-Sep-08 19:56:04

Hi Ekka - feel free to come here and chat or moan!!

Poor old L she has got bad nappy rash again - must be teeth - she woke up several times last night crying - hence me feeling worn out today.

Got the results of my blood tests today - all ok , so no medical reason why I MC. But I knew that from 3 yrs ago when I had the tests done then. Still doesnt help really. Next time I get pg theyre put me on heparin apparently.

Hows everyone else?

justbeme Wed 17-Sep-08 19:59:26

Sorry you're not too good Daisy.
Be back later - am off to watch "Celeb Come Dine With Me"!

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 20:25:10

Are you going to try again jbm? Good Luck with it and crossing all fingers and toes for you. There is a heap of support on the MC avengers thread in conception and the knicker checkers thread in pregnancy smile

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Sputnik Wed 17-Sep-08 20:30:32

Welcome Ekka. Just dive in, we are all very lovely

Daisy, do you still want my sling? I have been crap I know, but I have now found all the bits, washed them and with DD at school have some hope of getting to the post office.

Ohforfoxsake Wed 17-Sep-08 20:39:49

Hello all and welcome Ekka.

Ekka, small age gaps rock! grin Hope you are well and not too tired. Nice to have someone new, do stick around (wonders what happened to Teabag, Pumpkinhead ... did we scare them off? shock) I think its a lovely group, and we have calmed down a lot!

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 21:05:49

shhh foxy, you'll scare this one off as well wink

ekka, most of us have been talking for nearly two years now shock so we must be like a well baked quiche, but do just jump in with both feet. We are all lovely!

Sputnik...yes I do thank ee muchly smile. email me with your paypal details.

DH and I are wondering whether to get a double buggy at all. We have two singles that we can use at weekends and when I do the school run I can have DD in the buggy and virgil in the sling....save us £400 on a Phil and Teds, which will really only be used for the school run and the odd bit of me wandering round the shops (but then again, we will have no money so not a lot of that will be getting done!)

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Ekka Wed 17-Sep-08 21:12:01

Thanks all! I can't believe I hadn't realised MN had post natal as well as ante-natal clubs!!!

I'm getting more tired now and like you Daisy, getting a bit nervous. We're looking to put dd with a childminder for a couple of afternoons a week, so am busy trying to sort that out, and feeling guilty that as a SAHM I'm wasting our money on that, but with no family near dh has insisted that we do this for at least the first few months and then if I feel I can cope after that we can always take her out again....

Btw - where are others dcs on the speaking front? If my mother 'just mentions' that my sister and I had a vocab of over 100 words by 18 months again I may actually throw something at her hmm. DD bless her uses 'da' for most things at the moment! Though today she did actually say 'car' <excited emoticon>. Am really hoping that she learns to express herself soon as she is getting soooo frustrated at the moment!!

Sorry, loads of waffle - am off to bed now grin

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Wed 17-Sep-08 21:27:41

Hi Ekka, hope you'll come back again soon.

My DD (the Jamlet) says Da for most things too! It can be very frustrating (for both of us) and like you, I hope she expands her vocab soon.

Daisy, saving money on a double buggy makes sense. But could you get a 2nd hand one cheap so you do have one for if the weather's grotty or you're really tired and don't want to use a sling? Even if it's not a grand P&T (and I truly love mine) it might help? Or how long before DD can stand on a buggy board or similar? If it's not too long you might well get away with single + sling.

My head hurts. Too much stuff to process atm. Going on holiday on Saturday, so planning packing, thinking about documents we need, directions, stuff I need to buy etc etc. Also thinking about DH's work and new nursery for Jamlet, and today had a bloke in at the children's centre giving info on tax credits and stuff and he told me loads of stuff I'd not thought about before which might be important once DH finishes work. Plus I need to make dental appointments, hair appointment, asthma clinic appointment .... Aaaaah!!

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 21:27:42

the childminder is a great idea Ekka. I have some long forgotten about childcare vouchers left, maybe I should look into something like that for DD...even if it's for a few hours a week.

some are speaking lots, some aren't. It just varies. My DD is one of the noisy ones, and even if you can't quite understand what she is saying, she babbles, constantly and very loudly, from wake up to go to sleep. It is starting to do my head in slightly. Her brother really encourages her and repeats everything she says back to her....maybe that's why she is picking things up quickly? Her insistence that DH is now Mum is very funny though and has really shattered my illusion that she is a child genius wink

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Riaonabroomstick Wed 17-Sep-08 21:29:35

Hi Ekka, welcome to the mad housesmile. DS doesn't really talk (cat, car, da, mama etc. He makes a noise for gardem in "round and round the garden") DH says he's not as forward as DS1&2. I think he's growing up too fast, but that's cos there will be No Moresad

sorry you're feeling poo daisy. I'm glad I know your due date now, just have to get DH his next appointment before then or I'll have to visit you in hospital.wink

DSS is watching a film called National Treause (?) and he keeps talking to me about it. (DH is putting baggins to bed. HELP!)

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 21:30:43

I'm too short to use a buggy board jammy......My arms are at full stretch and I have to lean over to push. With my back problems I think I'll give them a miss.

want a P&T <stamps foot>. Have tried to bid on second hand ones on ebay but always miss out, or they go for not much less than you can get them new from some internet sites shock

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Riaonabroomstick Wed 17-Sep-08 21:34:02

sounds stressful jammy. has DH moved jobs? I have missed so much.

DS1 & 2 were both chatterboxes daisy (and still are) and it still does my head in at timesblush

I went to my churchy-film-group thing today, we watched A Knights Tale. It's funny how watching it in daylight with no distractions made it a different filmhmm

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Wed 17-Sep-08 21:40:18

Dh is taking voluntary redundancy Ria. He works until end October, then goes off with an extra months pay + redundancy pay, so quite a good deal. Hopefully he can find something else before that lot runs out! If not we start using his savings (phew! for having a wise DH who has such a thing). Then last week he pointed out the Jamlet's nursery is next to his current work, so chances are we will have to find her a new one. I went to look at one by my work today, which was very nice, but £50 per month more than we currently pay.

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Wed 17-Sep-08 21:41:55

And yes, i have pointed out that end of October will be a good time to look for work as a Santa at the garden centre of similar

LittleMissNorty Wed 17-Sep-08 21:44:21

Hello everyone smile

Welcome Ekka smile

I am feeling much better - do you think that these tablets will be working already - even on very low dose?....

Blimey Jammy....made me tired reading that list....We go to Scotland in a fortnight and my life is about to get like that hmm

Put out an advert for a secretary on Friday - and going to have to close the post a week early as we have had so many applications, I'd spend a week interviewing shock.....the NHS must be a very popular place to work!

Riaonabroomstick Wed 17-Sep-08 21:48:33

Glad you are feeling better norty.

Sorry jammy, I didn't realise. Must be a bit stressful (understatement IME) but well done your DH for planning ahead. Would you like me to frogmarch him into HMV/Argos like we are going to do with DSS tomorrowgrin. What does he do?

I am very sad on the whole job front ATM. Yesterday I actually burst into tears while I was bathing baggins. It's so bloody frustrating and I am really pissed off with the hotel DH does most of his temping for.

Why is Sean Bean so fat and ugly in this film?

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Wed 17-Sep-08 21:49:18

Hi Norty. Glad you're feeling better. It could be the tablets, or even just the knowledge that you're doing something and they'll kick in soon might just take the edge off things? But who cares why really?

I'm off to bed now though. DH is keen on <ahem>. I kind of am, but my stiff neck and sore head aren't helping. I wonder if I can get him to give me a nice neck/shoulder massage first?

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Wed 17-Sep-08 21:51:01

He's in IT. Software developer. Hopefully there'll be something around here for him. Fingers crossed.

LackaDAISYcal Wed 17-Sep-08 21:52:50

norty, I found that after having taken ADs before, even though it was a while before; they seemed to start working quicker the secind time I started to take them. Maybe your bodty "remembers" them, or maybe as Jammy says you know you will feel better soon, so you start to feel better already......either way it's a win win situation smile

I'm glad things are better; I was getting quite worried about you smile

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Riaonabroomstick Wed 17-Sep-08 21:56:31

good luck to him and you jammy. fingers crossed. IT is a fairly thriving trade though?

LittleMissNorty Wed 17-Sep-08 22:01:39

Aww thanks smile - you're right Jammy, I don't really care why as long as it lasts. Baby is kicking away so hopefully not being affected too much. Will feel even better after anomoly scan on Friday.

We've all got the day off tomorrow and am taking DD to the zoo for the first time smile

DD goes off her food Daisy when teeth are "moving" rather than "erupting" IYKWIM? Has she got her back teeth - blardy miserable time (for her AND you hmm)

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